New doctors get boot camp before treating patients

July 7, 2014 3:22 PM

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New doctors get boot camp before treating patients

In this June 25, 2014 photo, Chief Medical Resident Julia Vermylen, right, critiques interns after a breaking bad news exercise during intern boot camp, taught by Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago. (AP Photo/Stacy Thacker)

First-day jitters come with any new job but when the work involves pushing needles into strangers' bellies, stitching up gaping wounds or even delivering babies, that debut can be especially nerve-wracking - for everyone involved.

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